I was back to Rose Hill Plantation again for Lynda and Derek’s wedding on November 10th and was thrilled about it! I really like them and was excited to play for them and their crazy group of guests.
Their ceremony was held at the back pond complete with 2 gorgeous white swans swimming. Even though it was a little cool and way windy, it was a beautiful ceremony officiated by Heidi Gessner. The wedding party entered to “Perfect” by 2 Cellos and Lynda to “Here Comes The Bride”. After a short service, they recessed to “The Wedding March”. The 100 guests were invited inside the Manor House for cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres (I think I counted 8 different ones). During the cocktail hour, I had a mix of standards, soft rock, classic soul, and current country playing.
After pics and video were taken by photographer Will Greene, they were invited to Nathan Hall for dinner and dancing. I left music playing and went to line the wedding party up with planner Chad Biggs for introductions. The Parents were introduced to “Raise Your Glass” and the wedding party to “Turn Down For What”. It was time for Lynda and Derek to enter and they came in to “My House” by Flo Rida. They had their first dance to “Promise To Love Her” by Blane Howard. Such a great song!! They welcomed everyone followed by the toasts and both sets of parents giving a polish blessing.
The salads and entrees came out and during dinner, I had the same music mix playing as cocktails. After dinner, we surprised her parents by inviting them to the floor for the first dance for everyone with their wedding song “To Me” by Barbara Mandrell. It was their 34thwedding anniversary that day. So sweet. Shortly the floor was full with everyone joining them. “Uptown Funk” had the younger guests join the adults on the floor and that’s really all it took to keep them dancing all night long!! We paused for the cake cutting and parents’ dances, then back to dancing until the end of the night.
I ended the night with “Thinking Out Loud” and finally “Sweet Caroline” before everyone grabbed a fresh late-night pretzel and dip and got on the buses.
Thank you, Lynda, Derek, and Chad! That was a blast and a great group to play for!!
Photo courtesy of Will Greene Photography
Joe Bunn is the owner of Bunn DJ Company and leads the Eastern North Carolina team of 15 incredible DJs. Joe is available for your wedding or party, coaches DJs throughout the country, hosts a weekly podcast, and is available for speaking engagements.
DJing is more than just showing up and pressing play. It’s also more than just knowing how to choose songs and mix them together. Begin a wedding DJ is about creating experiences and atmospheres. That’s what our DJing philosophy boils down to. We don’t want to just provide the perfect music. We want to create the perfect day. That’s why we excel in what we do. And this wedding was a perfect example of that. Working with this awesome couple to create the day they envisioned is something we’ll never forget. And it’s a service we provide all our Raleigh Weddings again and again.